Artist Profile: Shamira Wilson
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Shamira Wilson is an interdisciplinary visual artist, farm apprentice, and founder of the studio Wilson Art Lab, based in Indianapolis. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Johns Hopkins University with an emphasis in wellness, entrepreneurship and visual art, and has studied furniture design and woodworking at the Herron School of Art and Design. Her current exhibitions include Newfields and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts residency in Deer Isle, Maine, and the Art for Change residency in New Delhi, India. She is a member of Impact 100, the Eighteen Art Collective, and recipient of the DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award. She is based in Indianapolis, and her public art works can be seen in the permanent collections of the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Eskenazi Health, and the Indiana State Museum.
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Wilson creates minimal abstract art inspired by the geometry of plants and the transformations that take place in nature. Nature is her healing modality and she translates its lesson with paint. The lessons from nature can be learned from honoring and being in communion with plant allies and the unique qualities they possess, and being open to the messages and dreams they bring forth during meditation and moments of connection.
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Wilson Art Lab is an interdisciplinary research, art and design studio founded in 2021, focusing on working collaboratively with partners to explore connections with the environment, ourselves and each other. Partners include the Indiana State Museum, the Patachou Foundation, Blue Mind Roasting, Kan-Kan Cinema, and the Arts Council of Indianapolis.
For more information, visit shamirawilson.com. Find Wilson on Instagram and Facebook @shamirawilson, and find Wilson Art Lab on Instagram @wilsonartlab.